Harry and Meghan ‘uninvited to state reception’ hosted by Charles at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been "uninvited" to a state reception hosted by King Charles III – Harry's father and the new reigning Monarch.

It's understood that the couple initially received an invite to a state reception for world leaders and foreign royals tomorrow evening, however, it's reportedly now been revoked.

The reason being is said to be due to the fact that Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, are no longer officially working members of the royal family, after they stepped down in 2020.

US President Joe Biden, French president Emmanuel Macron and the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau are all expected to attend the Queen's funeral on Monday.

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Before then, a number of World leaders, ambassadors and foreign royals will attend a reception at the Palace where they will be greeted by King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, and the new Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate.

It comes after much confusion about whether or not Harry would be able to wear his military uniform during a vigil for his grandmother, the Queen, that he is set to take part in this evening.

He, his brother Prince William and their cousins, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, are set to stand around their beloved late grandmother's coffin this evening as it is Lying-in-State in Westminster Hall.

At first, it was understood that Harry would not be able to wear his military uniform after he was stripped of his military titles when he and his wife Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family and moved to California in 2020.

Omid Scobie, who co-wrote the biography Finding Freedom about the Sussexes, tweeted: "I understand that, unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will NOT be allowed to wear uniform at the final vigil in Westminster Hall. No doubt a huge blow for the Duke of Sussex, who served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen being his “commander-in-chief”.

Later on, however, it was revealed that Harry was given special permission to wear his military uniform for the occasion, on the request of his father, King Charles.

Prince William, of course, will also be wearing his military uniform and the rest of the Queen's grandchildren will be in morning suits and dark formal dresses with decorations as they stand vigil beside their beloved late grandmother's coffin.

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Prince William will be flanked by his cousins Zara Tindall, 41, and Peter Philips, 44, who are the daughter and son of the Princess Anne, known as the Princess Royal, 72.

Prince Harry will be stationed beside Princesses Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, the daughters of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, 62.

The children of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, Lady Louise, 18, and Viscount Severn, 14, will stand near the middle of their grandmother’s coffin.


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